Peter Sagan didn't manage to win the Eneco Tour, but the world champion settled for the points jersey. Bert Van Lerberghe secured the Primus combativity classification.
"It was a very tough race, also because of the rain," Sagan reacted. "I'm just happy I didn't crash. I am third in the GC and that was the maximum today. In the chase nobody wanted to work with me. It's a shame, but that's part of cycling," said Sagan, who collected enough points in the Eneco Tour to become the new leader on the UCI ranking.
VAN LERBERGHE: 'I SUFFERED A LOT'
Bert Van Lerberghe was completely exhausted when he came across the line ten minutes behind winner Boasson Hagen, but the Belgian did enough to win the Primus combativity classification. "It was a very tough day," said the Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise rider. "Especially in the beginning, when I had to keep an eye on McNally. I was happy to see that breakaway take the points."
"In the final I suffered a lot and I didn't actually feel that well. I had to get to the finish, so I tried to hang onto a group to get to the line. After such a hard week I'm very happy to go home with such a nice prize."